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Gavan McCormack. Disturbing trends in Japan Part 4

Friendship, states, peoples and Australia The government of Japan struggles to reconcile servile incorporation in today’s US hegemonic project with Japan’s own nationalism, but the circle is not easily to be squared. Nationalism is distorted, denied and channeled into a … Continue reading

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Gavan McCormack. Disturbing trends in Japan (Part 3 of 4)

Abe, the radical Nominally conservative, Abe’s political career has been devoted to an extraordinarily radical agenda, nothing less than revision of all three of the country’s basic charters: the Constitution (1946), the Fundamental Law of Education (1947) and Ampo (the … Continue reading

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Gavan McCormack. Disturbing trends in Japan (Part 2 of 4)

Shared values Much was made during the visit of the ‘shared values’ that unite Australia and Japan. But are the values of Abe or his government really widely shared? From the time of his entry into the national Diet in … Continue reading

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Gavan McCormack Disturbing trends in Japan (Part 1 of 4)

These posts (published over 4 days) are extracts from an article by Gavan McCormack, entitled ‘Partnership 135 Degrees East’ which will be published in Arena.org.au.    Our best friend The current Japanese and Australian governments came into being in December … Continue reading

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Walter Hamilton. Copy and Paste

The Japanese have coined a new word, kopipe, from the English phrase ‘copy and paste’. It featured, for instance, in recent reporting of the discredited stem-cell researcher caught out copying images and data from one research paper to another. But … Continue reading

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